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MOAB strike – US Bombing in Afghanistan – US bombing of IS in Afghanistan ‘Killed Dozens’

The United Nations has dropped an enormous nuclear bomb on an ISIS suspected spot in a remote part of North-East Afghanistan as reported by four US military officials. It has been reported that the US military had dropped a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, aka the “Mother of All Bombs” or “MOAB,” over the Achin district of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province which also borders north-western Pakistan.

The MOAB also known as the mother of all bombs is the US’s largest GPs guided Atomic Bomb which weighed around 26,000 pounds was dropped at 7 p.m. local time on Thursday. The target of the bombing was an ISIS complex with a camp and many tunnels where militant personnel were gathering. This is the first time that a MOAB has been used in a battlefield by the US. The ammunition was developed during the Iraq war.

The strike was planned to minimalize the risks of Afgan and US armed forces conducting the clearing operations in that area while maximising the demolition of ISIS-K fighters and amenities.

The MOAB operation was skilfully planned just after the death of a U.S. Special Forces Operator who was killed in the same region during the operations against the ISIS forces.

The US and the NATO war will enter its 16th year in 2017.


Reena Rawat
Author: Reena Rawat